HMS Verulam (1917)

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United Kingdom
Name: HMS Verulam
Builder: Hawthorn Leslie and Company, Hebburn
Launched: 3 October 1917
Fate: Sunk on 3–4 September 1919
General characteristics
Class & type: Admiralty V-class destroyer
Displacement: 1,272-1,339 tons
Length: 300 ft (91.4 m) o/a, 312 ft (95.1 m) p/p
Beam: 26 ft 9 in (8.2 m)
Draught: 9 ft (2.7 m) standard, 11 ft 3 in (3.4 m) deep
  • 3 Yarrow type Water-tube boilers
  • Brown-Curtis steam turbines, 2 shafts, 27,000 shp
Speed: 34 kn
Range: 320-370 tons oil, 3,500 nmi at 15 kn, 900 nmi at 32 kn
Complement: 110

HMS Verulam was an Admiralty V-class destroyer of the Royal Navy. She was built by Hawthorn Leslie and was launched on 3 October 1917. She struck a mine off the island of Seiskari in the Gulf of Finland on the night between 3–4 September 1919, and sank.

The sunken destroyer was given to the state of Finland on 12 December 1919 together with her sister ship Vittoria; however, when salvage efforts began in 1925, it was found that both ships were broken in two and impossible to repair.



Coordinates: 60°1′N 28°22′E / 60.017°N 28.367°E / 60.017; 28.367